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GovTech Connect Pitch Day

Date

20 Dec 2023 11:00 to 15:30

Address

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos.
Edificio Retiro. Alfonso XII, 3 y 5
28014  Madrid
Spain

Section

Innovation & Enterprise

Event Description

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The GovTech Connect Pitch Day will showcase the most promising Northern & Southern European startups providing digital solutions to tackle public sector challenges on:

  • Achieving Net-Zero: sustainable procurement, energy efficiency, sustainable tourism.
  • Digitalisation of Public Services: citizen collaboration, inclusion and accessibility.
 
The event will take place on October 20th from 11 AM CET, on a hybrid set up (live streamed from Madrid!)
You will have the opportunity to listen to the startups pitches on their innovative solutions and to network with GovTech experts, government representatives, and public innovation stakeholders from across Europe.
 
Over the past few months, Intellera Consulting has been working alongside PUBLIC, Lisbon Council and Politecnico di Milano to deliver groundbreaking research work, boot camps for entrepreneurs and design thinking toolkits, to support the development of a comprehensive strategy for the European GovTech ecosystem.
 
The GovTech Connect Pitch Day is a pivotal component of the project, as it serves as the finale of the first two GovTech Connect Boot Camps, which are aimed at equipping innovators with the skills to navigate government collaborations, secure investments, co-design solutions with citizens, and raise funding for their ventures.
 
You can register here!
 
Program
 
11.00 – 11.15
Welcome & introduction
Project Team (Intellera) and European Commission
  • Overview of the GovTech Connect Project, including GovTech Connect Community and start-up's learning journey in the boot camps
  • A brief welcome introducing GovTech Connect’s goals and objectives and how they fit within the European Commission’s latest work
11.15 – 12.15 
Pitching competition: Northern Europe 
Project Team (PUBLIC)
  • Thematic overview of the challenges: Northern Europe & Achieving Net-Zero - Supporting the green transition of services.
  • Pitching competition: Startups present their solutions to an international audience of public sector stakeholders aligned with the challenges, including public sector buyers and procurers, GovTech Labs/Accelerators, European Commission stakeholders and investors.
  • Judging: pitches will be scored against a pre-agreed set of criteria, listed against the original key objectives for the programme. The top ranked pitches will be announced at the end of the event.
12.15-13.30
Pitching competition: Southern Europe 
Project Team (PUBLIC)
  • Thematic overview of the challenges: Southern Europe & Digitising Public Services for Enhanced Civic Engagement, Accessibility, and Transparency
  • Pitching competition: Startups present their solutions to an international audience of public sector stakeholders aligned with the challenges, including public sector buyers and procurers, GovTech Labs/Accelerators, European Commission stakeholders and investors.
  • Judging: pitches will be scored against a pre-agreed set of criteria, listed against the original key objectives for the programme. The top ranked pitches will be announced at the end of the event.
13.30-14.30
Networking Lunch and Jury Meeting
14.30-15.30
Closing remarks and announcement of winners 
Project Team (Intellera and PUBLIC)
Closing remarks of the event, next steps for the GovTech Connect project and announcement of winner start ups

 

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